I am one of those people that thinks it is a little bit wrong for dell to buy alienware. more often than not it destroys the creative flare that so many people buy the system for.
However this is an incredible machine with a pretty sickprice tag. that i7 has the capability to do everything i have ever done on my computer in like seven seconds.
Cable management looks nonexistent.
HOLY NECRO BATMAN.
Ahh, contest month.. where new and relevant threads are pushed down the rankings by year-old posts.
You are exactly right. Why pay a premium price when you can do it yourself!
In all honesty, I believe Alienware are complete rip offs, as you can build a way faster system, for about a 1/3 to 1/2 the cost of their systems. I agree they are nice looking but would go for total performance over looks any day and I have cathode lights and LED fans that look pretty nice! I just think they need to drop their prices, especially since they have been owned by Dell now!